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Twitter loses legal shield or Safe Harbour in India

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  For the last few weeks, we have seen Twitter versus India battle specially twitter versus Government of India rift and after repeated notices by Government of India to comply rules made under IT Rule 2021 or Social Media Rules 2021, Twitter being a social media giant does not care for that as per Government of India and hence the government announced that thus Twitter loses legal shield in India and thereby Twitter loses safe harbour in India as per section 79 of Information Technology Act. Twitter has to comply the IT Act, 2000 and IT Rules 2021 as well as has to appoint a Grievance Officer to deal with complaints as well as who shall acknowledge the complaint within twenty-four hours for the purpose of maintaining due diligence . IT Rule 2021 also specifies that these social media giants have to provide information under its control or possession within 72 hours to the law enforcement agencies on requirement. Rule 2(w) of this Rule signifies the social media intermediary is such

IT Rules 2021 | New Social Media Rules in India | Whether Social Medias will be banned?

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  There are lot of confusions going on relating to the newly introduced IT Rules 2021 which has come on 25 th February, 2021 and since 25 th May, 2021 there are lot of gossips and fake news going on and the questions before the people of India at large are:   Whether Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp etc. social medias going to be banned? Whether our private call, chat etc. data are read secretly without our permission? What is there in IT Rules,2021 or Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines And Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021?   As per Press Information Bureau ,  Government of India , we find the following statistics: The Users of various significant social medias: - •        WhatsApp users: 53 Crore •        YouTube users: 44.8 Crore •        Facebook users: 41 Crore •        Instagram users: 21 Crore •        Twitter users: 1.75 Crore   RECENT CASES – In one recent case i.e. FACEBOOK INC. VERSUS UNION OF INDIA & ORS., the issue relating to